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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 — 21 Fully Licensed & BYOW We provide special discounts and services for parties, functions and events. Please call for more information Ph 273 4234 Open 6 days (closed Sundays) Lunch 11.30am-3pm, Dinner 5.30-9pm Unit 2B, 2 Bishop Browne Pl (Off Bishop Dunn Pl, Near Mitre 10 Mega) Authentic Japanese Cuisine — Dine-in and takeaway 10% OFF if you BOOK NOW! Fresh Sashimi and Sushi, Teriyaki, Tempura Japanese a la carte specials 120506-V4 Smales Rd Ormiston Rd TeIrirangiDrChapelRd Mitre 10 Mega We are here ★ Diners have long frequented Taka Japanese Restaurant for its fresh, healthy and inspiring meals, and that’s all set to continue with its new owners at the helm. Regulars can expect the same favourites at this Botany South cui- sine hotspot thanks to experienced chef and new owner Catherine Kim. Although not Japanese, Catherine holds a degree from her native Korea in Japanese cooking and has a true passion for the cuisine. Having made her mark on the Asian food scene locally, and on the North Shore, at various dining estab- lishments, Catherine decided it was time to pursue her dream of owning and operating a Japanese restau- rant. And, it is soon evident that this was the right move. From the famous mayonnaise prawns to the perfectly seared beef tataki, Taka is a gastro- nomic heaven for Japanese dining enthusiasts. For those curious as to what may- onnaise prawns are, it is a hotplate bed of succulent prawns smothered in a silky smooth homemade may- onnaise sauce and grilled to golden brown perfection. And that’s not all. Fresh sushi of all varieties tempt customers to no end, and the $11 donburis (meat and rice bowls) make for affordable and con- venient meals. What’s more, this family-run busi- ness also offers takeaways so cus- tomers can just phone up, order, and pick up in a matter of minutes! Also a boon to businesses in the vicinity, Taka delivers freshly pre- pared, wholesome food to office workers, adding some zing to their step. Fully licensed and BYO wine, Taka is open six days a week – Monday to Saturday – for lunch and dinner. So, for a fresh, healthy approach to din- ing, call into: Taka Japanese Restaurant 2 Bishop Browne Place Bishop’s Gate Botany South Ph 273 4234 Tuck into good Taka Something for ■■ everyone — at affordable prices. 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JOE: RETALIATION M-VIOLENCE OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL PG-SCARY SCENES 121225-V4 Helen Perry 271 8036 or firstname.lastname@example.org Tell me about it. The Times welcomes dining, wining and entertainment news – Has your restaurant/venue undergone a change? Do you have a special event coming up? Have you launched a special price or menu? Dining and Leisure Although foodies may favour olives as part of an antipasto platter, the fruits of victory branch from one of the most internationally recognised symbols of peace, the olive branch. Also known as Olea europaea (oil of Europe), olives have long been staples of the economies of countries along the Mediterranean coast. These evergreen trees are now grown worldwide for their fruit and the oil it provides. Growing alongside western cul- ture, however, the roots of the olive tree reach far deeper and today being ANZAC Day it is appropriate to dig into the tree’s history. Traditionally representative of peace and victory, olive branches have, for centuries, adorned the uniforms of many a man marching to war. According to Greek mythology, the origins of this representation run a little something like this: Zeus’ daughter, Athena (the god- dess of wisdom and war) had a lit- tle spat with her uncle, Poseidon (god of the sea) who was forever trying to claim earthly treasures for himself. Never one to mess about, Posei- don aggressively thrust his trident into the Acropolis, which brought forth a spring of water, thereby staking his claim. Wise as she was and rather than sinking to her uncle’s level, Athena took the high ground and planted an olive tree beside the spring. The people of the city appreci- ated her gift more than Poseidon’s – ‘well’ it did come by way of a major act of vandalism! – so, they pronounced the city hers and named it Athens. Worn since by Greek brides and Olympians, olive wreathes continue to carry the tradition of con- flict and resolution. Mixing mythology here, but maybe it could be said that Poseidon did tempo- rarily get his vengeance when (according to the Bible) Noah was left to sail the flooded globe looking for a new home for all creatures great and small. However, whichever deity ordained that Noah must take to the waves, it was again the olive branch – this time clasped in the beak of a dove – that signalled an end to upheaval. From the time of the ancient Greeks, right through to modern day, the olive branch has repre- sented both peace and victory at the same time; perhaps a sad indication that, as Roman writer, Vegetius, so succinctly put it: “Igitur qui desid- erat pacem, praeparet bellum – if you want peace, prepare for war.” Olive trees – seeking peace in the kitchen? Now that ANZAC Day’s here, we thought we’d take a look at a little treat that’s been enjoyed for many years. You will need: 100g butter 1/2 cup golden syrup 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 tbsp hot milk 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup coconut 1 cup rolled oats To prepare: Line baking trays with bak- ing paper and heat oven to 180 degrees Celcius. In a large bowl, stir together sugar, coconut, rolled oats and sifted flour. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat, combining golden syrup. Remove from the heat. Dissolve baking soda in hot milk. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients, stir- ring until combined. Roll the mixture into balls – roughly one tablespoon in terms of amount – and flatten onto the baking trays. Leave a few centimetres between each. The biscuits should be baked until golden-brown about 10-15 minutes. Allow to stand for a few min- utes then leave biscuits to finish cooling on a wire rack. This will also give them time to harden. Store in an airtight container or serve and enjoy! anzac biscuits – done up like a digger’s dinner!
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